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  Democratic Candidates See a Political Opening in Decision
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MediaNewspaper - Los Angeles Times
News DateFriday, December 5, 2003 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
Description"The Democratic candidates vying to unseat President Bush next year quickly seized on his decision Thursday to lift tariffs on steel imports, seeing it as an issue that will give them a political edge in key steel-producing states.

Party strategists said rescinding the tariffs had jeopardized Bush's standing in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia the country's top steel-producing states and likely battlegrounds in the 2004 presidential election. Combined, the states account for 46 electoral votes."
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